Mar 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay a
Mar 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a lot like a lot of things in politics. there are two political parties that run in parallel existence and see completely different things. there are a lot of republicans who argue it is a big deal and it's just not paid attention to. a lot of people say it's an issue that fraud is not being addressed properly and you have studies on that the democratic side w
Mar 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base salary for legislators topped $95,000. they also received about $30,000
Mar 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
the peace process come after president obama visited the middle east last week. israel says it is ready for immediate talks. the palestinians say israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967, before they will hold talks. >>> 7:17. a federal watchdog group just released a report this morning saying the nation's bioterrorism labs are not secure. ktvu's kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you've been reading the report. are any california labs in that report? >> reporter: well, dave, uc berkeley does have what's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way.